My BlackBerry Storm is on it’s last leg. I got it the day it came out over two years ago and am in dire need of something to upgrade to. Unfortunately, there isn’t a new BlackBerry on Verizon that I am at all interested in and my little journey over to AT&T to try out the BlackBerry Torch didn’t work out too well. I really would like to upgrade to a new BlackBerry, however, there aren’t even any new high-end BlackBerry devices on Verizon let alone any new Touch screen BlackBerry devices available on the carrier that introduced them.
I am not going to buy Bold 9650… It came out over 5 months ago and still doesn’t officially run BlackBerry 6. It doesn’t have a touch screen, and, I can’t honestly see myself using it for anything other than email if I had one. The Storm2 is over a year old and, from what we’ve heard, won’t run BlackBerry 6.
As many of you know, I’ve been carrying around an HTC Droid Incredible as a secondary device for some time now. It looks like Research in Motion is giving me no option but to make Android my primary device…
Rob, I feel your pain.
I just moved off the original Storm onto the Droid X. I would have gotten another BlackBerry if it had a touch screen and would even try the Torch which I think is kind of cool, but, I have to stay on Verizon for work… If you were a big BBM user, it will suck not having a BlackBerry at first, but you get used to just using Facebook or SMS…
Welcome to 21st century. What Willie said about BBM is correct. It will suck, but just hope that most of your friends have already download kik Messenger and install it to your Incredible immediately. It isn’t nearly as good as BBM, but, way better than SMS…
Booooo! You’ve joined the dark side! I’m a 9700 user about to upgrade to the 9780 when TMobile USA releases it in 2 days. I hope the Storm 3 comes around for you.
Try the Droid Pro.
I think the 320×480 screen (lower resolution than his Storm had) might be a turn off?
I’m having the same problem with Nextel. Nothing new in their line and they won’t say whether or not they plan on carrying any newer model BB’s.
With the way Sprint keeps talking down iDEN, I’d be surprised to see ANY new smartphone from ANY manufacturer come out with iDEN support. Think of the development costs and how many they have to sell to recoup them, though I get it there’s still a large iDEN following in Central/South America. I’m betting the 8350i is the end of the line for BlackBerry on iDEN.
So one of your dings on the Bold is it’s “old”? You DO realize the Droid Incredible came out about 5-6 weeks BEFORE the Bold 9650 right? Yeah I get it, at least it’s had a pretty major OS upgrade from Eclair to Froyo.
For my main touch screen device I too am tied to Verizon by my company plan. I’m also on a 9530 since launch day, and I feel your pain. But I’ve been looking more towards the Droid 2 than the Droid Incredible. Maybe I’m missing something in the specs battle, but it seems to me the Droid 2 offers everything the Incredible offers, PLUS has a slide out QWERTY keyboard for when the need arises to type accurately? Am I missing something? I know it’s no BlackBerry quality keyboard, but seems to me it’s still better to have as backup than no keyboard at all like I’ve put up with for two years on this Storm.
If I were going to buy a new Android device, it wouldn’t be the Incredible. The Incredible is just the Android device that I currently have and I am going to make it my primary device and relegate my Storm to email and BBM only. I am going to see if I can hold out buying a new personal device until a new touch screen BlackBerry device comes to Verizon.
What will the new name of this site be? lol
Hello, RIM…? Hello? Anyone there? Are you listening? We are leaving. We don’t want to, but you are pushing us out the door and slamming it behind us…
Too bad, I really like My first gen Storm. I’m sure I can hang onto it for a while longer, but at some point with no news of future plans in the touchscreen arena on Verizon I’m going to have to do as this article says and move on.
The next couple months are going to be difficult for RIM. Making an announcement of a new OS for smartphone releasing after the holiday season would tank sales. I can only suspect CES will showcase QNX on several models coming soon.
Take heart, Rob. Didn’t I read [on your blog?] that one of Verizon’s first 4G handsets will be a BlackBerry? VZW is now talking about releasing 4G phones as early as February [CEO interview]. If I had to guess, I’d bet that that’s why BlackBerry was willing to miss the holiday season on VZW, in favor of a big roll-out in Q1 2011. Here’s hoping.